Category: COVID-19

FDA Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Rising Cases and Hospitalizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in response to the surge in cases and hospitalizations. Both manufacturers have reported that their vaccines demonstrate effectiveness against the currently dominant EG.5 strain in the United States.

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New COVID-19 Variant, “Pirola,” Raises Concerns Amidst Ongoing Crises

Amidst a news cycle that now routinely features wildfires, former president indictments, and extreme weather events, the world is grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19 as a new and concerning variant, BA.2.86, emerges. This variant, informally dubbed “Pirola,” has ignited alarm among public health experts due to its substantial spike protein mutations.

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Opinion: How We Can Protect Our Communities From COVID After the Pandemic

Every Sunday, I look out at the faces of my congregation, and I am grateful that we have overcome the many challenges we have faced over the past few years. At the same time, I am also reminded of all the beautiful souls we have lost to COVID-19. The pandemic has upended the lives of many in our community, and the residual effects are still being felt.

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Lack of Access to COVID-19 Treatments Plagues Black Patients

With the celebrations of the holidays behind us – and as we enter the coldest months of the year — Medical experts are warning of a winter surge of COVID-19 cases. They expect the spike in infections to be accompanied by waves of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the common flu. Access to care and treatment are crucial in the battle to minimize the damage this triple threat could cause, they say.

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The City of Inglewood and the California Department of Public Health Hosted a Fall Family Health Fest

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Councilwoman Dionne Faulk of Inglewood District 4, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vaccinate ALL 58 campaign and KJLH-FM 102.3, presented the Fall Family Health Fest. The event took place at the center of Inglewood, across from Inglewood High School at Grevillea Park. The festival brought family fun, COVID-19 vaccines, and updated boosters for those 12 years and older as well as vaccines for children 6 months and older, along with health screenings, a kids’ zone, face paintings, music, dance and more to the community.

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